4-H/MMPA Tour

June 26, 2019 - June 27, 2019

MMPA Headquarters 41310 Bridge Street Novi, MI 48376

Contact: Melissa Elischer elischer@msu.edu 517-432-4306

What happens to milk after it leaves the farm, but before it makes its way to the grocery store shelves? What are other careers in the dairy industry outside of the family farm? What is a co-op and what are the benefits of belonging to one? The Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) answers these questions, as well as many more, during the annual 4-H/MMPA Milk Marketing Tour. Celebrating its 82st year, the MMPA tour, June 26-27, 2019 allows youth to see a different side of the dairy industry, learning about cooperatives, milk testing, milk marketing, touring a milk processing plant and networking with professionals in the dairy industry. MMPA, in collaboration with Michigan State University Extension, hosts this event every summer in Novi, Michigan, at MMPA headquarters. Since it started in 1935, the program has introduced more than 4,000 youth to milk marketing principals. The two-day tour explains the duties and operations of a dairy cooperative, the science behind milk testing, and allows youth to see how milk is processed and then shipped to consumers. Registration information coming in spring of 2019!

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